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Chest x-ray shows linear density in diaphragm, subtle indistinctness present. Meaning?

I recieved comments from a chest x-ray,

There is mild linear density over the left diaphragm.
Subtle indistinctness of the medial left hemidiaphragm is present with mild linear density in the left lower lobe. This could be due to prior scarring of atelectasis.
(there is more comments but these were the only ones that seemed not normal, the point of this x-ray was to test for tuberculosis which I ended up not having). what does this mean?

Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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It really doesn't mean anything. It could be scarring or maybe that portion of the lung wasn't completely expanded. I would just follow up on the Chest X-Ray in about 3 months.
Answered: Tue, 18 Jun 2013
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